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Burnell. Scott

March 15th, 2011 Deflect any questions about scary numbers with the “we’ll review for scientific validity”

From: Burnell. Scott To: Hannah. Roger; Ledford, Joey; Screnci, Diane; Sheehan, Neil; Chandrathil. Prema; Mitlyno, Viktoria; Useldino, Lara; Harrington, Holly; McIntyre, David; Couret, Ivonne Cc: Brenner, Eliot; Hayden, Elizabeth Subject: FW: Estimated Fatalities…

Batkin, Joshua

March 13th, 2011 – Fukushima Unit 1 Core Damage and Release of fission products

From: Batkin, Joshua To: Brenner, Eliot; Harrington. Holly; Loyd. Susan Subject: Fw: March 13 0730 Update Date: Sunday, March 13, 2011 8:54:48 AM Eliot – can your folks check out this link? Joshua…

Inside the reactor a fuel bundle glows with a vibrant blue light known as Cerenkov radiation, produced as escaping neutrons are slowed by water.

San Onofre Reactor 2 operated for several months with degraded nuclear fuel cladding

Three weeks after shutting down, problems continue to surface at San Onofre Unit 2.  Scott Burnell, a spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Washington, said the root cause of the faster-than-expected wear…

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United States was well aware of high radiation and contamination from Fukushima – Official Docs

New docs show contamination was much higher than reported, but piles of data were secretly transmitted and analyzed by United States, Russia, China, and Japan. Collection of docs transmitted to the NRC after…

One of the replaced San Onofre Steam Generators

San Onofre workers unable to find leak at Unit 3 – Additional Unit 2 tests possible

An undisclosed number of steam generator tubes will be taken out of service at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.  Workers have begun blocking “a number of tubes” that help remove heat from…

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Officials alarmed at radioactivity levels found at quarry near Namie – Over 210,000 bq/kg

Massive levels of radioactive cesium have been detected from gravel at a quarry near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, after high radiation was detected at buildings using gravel from the same quarry, prefectural…

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Tokyo Bay residents worried as concentrations of radioactivity found in riverbed

Near the mouth of the Sumida River in Arakawa-ku, flowing into the Tokyo Bay, the Ministry of the Environment has been testing the concentration of radioactivity in water and mud of the riverbed….

CesiuminFukushima

Japanese Environment Ministry spreading “objective data” about debris in brochures

Many  local governments need to tackle the difficult task of obtaining the consent of local residents, who fear the debris may be contaminated with radioactive substances.  So to help assist the Environment Ministry created…

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Unknown problems with detection devices at Monju fast breeder reactor

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency said Thursday that devices to detect sodium leakage from its Monju prototype fast breeder nuclear reactor temporarily stopped working during the afternoon. The agency later confirmed that all…

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I-131 and Cs levels Up to 54,100 Bq/kg in open field produce 100 km from Fukushima

Press release, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Japan March 20, 2011 Results of Radioactivity Measurements of Foods (Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident) Measurements of radioactivity in foods were performed by the prefectural…

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Japan embassy sent hand-translated government food radioactivity reports to NRC

Collection of docs transmitted to the NRC after #Fukushima plant status documents radiation levels SPEEDI data and more enformable.com/2012/02/united… — Enformable (@Enformable) February 17, 2012 See the full collection of secretly transmitted documents…

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Iowa Nuke construction bill would add $800 annual increase for ratepayers

House File 561, a bill that would allow an investor-owned utility to charge ratepayers for a proposed nuclear power plant construction project’s upfront costs even if the reactors are never built,  amounts to…

FD 233

Japanese officials admit nuclear safety rules defective in many ways

The head of the government’s nuclear safety commission says  the government guidelines for nuclear safety are defective in many ways and need to be reviewed.  He apologized for insufficient wording in the guidelines for…

RSMC

RSMC Tokyo(JP), Obninsk(RU) and Beijing(CN) – Eastern Japan Deposition

International Summary: There would be a hazard around eastem part of Japan and western part of the North Pacific Ocean. enformable.com/2012/02/rsmc-t… — Enformable (@Enformable) February 14, 2012 Pages From C141608-02DX

Japanese Radiation Levels

March 18th and 19th Radiation levels and other Fukushima Plant Data – Japanese

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Scientists warn of massive new earthquake from activated faults around Fukushima Daiichi

Scientists have issued a dire warning that the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant is at risk of a massive new earthquake, and now scientists are telling Japanese authorities to urgently shore up the damaged reactor…

Reactor 4 Debris Removal Work

Meet the US Embassy worker who transmitted of critical SPEEDI data from Japan to US

Jerome Ryan is a Second Secretary in the Political Section of U.S. Embassy Tokyo. He has been a member of the Foreign Service since 2004. His regional specialization is East Asia where he…

CesiuminFukushima

Japan’s actions to Fukushima disaster reflect more loyalty to United States than own citizens

Recent reports have documented how TEPCO provided critical radiation dose maps maps that detailed the spread of radioactive materials after the onset of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster to the United States Nuclear…

FortCalhounFlooding

Nearly 9 Months after flooding Fort Calhoun deemed unable to mitigate design basis floods

Last year two American nuclear power plants were threatened by flooding in the Midwest.  The head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission was dispatched to a nuclear power plant in Fort Calhoun, Neb.,  after…

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Electrical fault and oil spill lead to Sequoyah Nuclear on-site event

In a press release, TVA officials said an electrical malfunction at the Sequoyah Nuclear power plant’s electrical switchyard damaged electrical distribution equipment.   TVA officials declared a “notification of unusual event” at 8:34 a.m….

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